University of Hertfordshire

From the same journal

By the same authors

Standard

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Bibtex

@article{2347e9b3639044caa8ca6134cebc503b,
title = "Weathering a violent storm together – Witnessing and co-constructing meaning in collaborative engagement with those experiencing psychosis-related challenges",
abstract = "The experience of psychosis can sweep into a life like a violent storm. In this paper, I first attempt to fully imagine the experience of such a storm by drawing on first person accounts and then consider the clinical encounter between mental health practitioners and those who find themselves amidst this storm. I reflect on ways we can better support meaning-making of, and purposefully living with, these potentially intensely distressing and disturbing experiences. Drawing on narrative and collaborative practices, I consider grounding the embodied experiences related to psychosis, honouring the stories of severe and enduring mental health problems and the life experiences that lead to them, accompanying people in their meaning-making of these experiences and joining in the fight against stigma. In particular, the importance of walking alongside those in the throes of the storm and bearing witness to their suffering is highlighted. Finally, the implications for the training of mental health professionals are considered.",
keywords = "clinical encounter, collaborative practice, meaning-making, mental health practitioner training, mental {\textquoteleft}illness{\textquoteright}, narrative, Psychosis, witnessing",
author = "Lizette Nolte",
note = "This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of the following article: Lizette Nolte, {\textquoteleft}Weathering a violent storm together – Witnessing and co-constructing meaning in collaborative engagement with those experiencing psychosis-related challenges{\textquoteright}. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Arts & Humanities in Higher Education, Vol. 17 (1), February 2018, published by SAGE Publishing, All rights reserved.",
year = "2018",
month = feb,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/1474022217732869",
language = "English",
volume = "17",
pages = "48--57",
journal = "Arts and Humanities in Higher Education",
issn = "1474-0222",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Ltd",
number = "1",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Weathering a violent storm together – Witnessing and co-constructing meaning in collaborative engagement with those experiencing psychosis-related challenges

AU - Nolte, Lizette

N1 - This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of the following article: Lizette Nolte, ‘Weathering a violent storm together – Witnessing and co-constructing meaning in collaborative engagement with those experiencing psychosis-related challenges’. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Arts & Humanities in Higher Education, Vol. 17 (1), February 2018, published by SAGE Publishing, All rights reserved.

PY - 2018/2/1

Y1 - 2018/2/1

N2 - The experience of psychosis can sweep into a life like a violent storm. In this paper, I first attempt to fully imagine the experience of such a storm by drawing on first person accounts and then consider the clinical encounter between mental health practitioners and those who find themselves amidst this storm. I reflect on ways we can better support meaning-making of, and purposefully living with, these potentially intensely distressing and disturbing experiences. Drawing on narrative and collaborative practices, I consider grounding the embodied experiences related to psychosis, honouring the stories of severe and enduring mental health problems and the life experiences that lead to them, accompanying people in their meaning-making of these experiences and joining in the fight against stigma. In particular, the importance of walking alongside those in the throes of the storm and bearing witness to their suffering is highlighted. Finally, the implications for the training of mental health professionals are considered.

AB - The experience of psychosis can sweep into a life like a violent storm. In this paper, I first attempt to fully imagine the experience of such a storm by drawing on first person accounts and then consider the clinical encounter between mental health practitioners and those who find themselves amidst this storm. I reflect on ways we can better support meaning-making of, and purposefully living with, these potentially intensely distressing and disturbing experiences. Drawing on narrative and collaborative practices, I consider grounding the embodied experiences related to psychosis, honouring the stories of severe and enduring mental health problems and the life experiences that lead to them, accompanying people in their meaning-making of these experiences and joining in the fight against stigma. In particular, the importance of walking alongside those in the throes of the storm and bearing witness to their suffering is highlighted. Finally, the implications for the training of mental health professionals are considered.

KW - clinical encounter

KW - collaborative practice

KW - meaning-making

KW - mental health practitioner training

KW - mental ‘illness’

KW - narrative

KW - Psychosis

KW - witnessing

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85040684582&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1474022217732869

DO - 10.1177/1474022217732869

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85040684582

VL - 17

SP - 48

EP - 57

JO - Arts and Humanities in Higher Education

JF - Arts and Humanities in Higher Education

SN - 1474-0222

IS - 1

ER -